Dr. Esfandiari selected for the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute

June 2015

SE Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari was recently selected to participate in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute. Dr. Esfandiari is the Associate Dean Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University, and only the third Canadian to be accepted into the prestigious Institute.

Dr. Esfandiari has been with the Faculty for 7 years as a professor and assumed his position as Associate Dean in June 2013. He has a long history of academic and clinical success. Upon completing his DMD from Université Laval, he went on to further his studies at the Université de Montréal doing an MSc in International Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Management. He became the first Canadian Dentist with formal training in the subject. He then completed a PhD at McGill and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Royal Victoria Hospital before joining the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill.

A practicing clinician scientist, Dr. Esfandiari divides his time between his private practice and McGill. His research focus is on integrating evidence-based dentistry and HTA into the undergraduate dental curriculum, aiming to improve clinical decision-making skills. Dr. Esfandiari also conducts research on small diameter implant-supported mandibular overdentures and he is a Fellow with the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and also with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

The ADEA Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed to develop the most promising individuals at academic dental institutions to become future leaders in dental and higher education. Every year the Leadership Institute accepts a limited number of candidates, nominated by their home institutes to participate in the prestigious training program.

The ADEA is composed of 21,000 members including students, faculty, staff, and administrators from all of the U.S. and Canadian dental schools, many allied dental and advanced dental education programs, and numerous corporations working in oral health education. ADEA members determine best practices for dental education and encourage changes in dental education programs and institutions that will benefit everyone.

For more information see the ADEA website.

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